History of the State
Embracing an account of Early Explorations, Early Settlement,
Occupancy, Indian History and Traditions, Territorial and State
Organizations; a review of the Political History; and
a concise History of the Growth and
Development of the State.
COMPENDIUM OF REMINISCENCE
OF WESTERN NEBRASKA
Containing Biographical Sketches of Hundreds of Prominent Old
Settlers and Representative
with a review of their life work; their idenity (sic) with the
growth and development of the Region;
Reminiscences of Personal History and Pioneer Life and other Interesting
and Valuable Matter which should he preserved in History.
ALDEN PUBLISHING COMPANY,
Please use the "FIND" on your browser when checking the index to biographies (we found an alpha indexing error, and have reproduced it as appeared in the original book). The biographies vary in length and cover a total of approximately 900 pages.
Copies of the original can be secured from NSHS (see research instructions). Alternatives: Chappell Library which has this book on the shelves (see the Deuel County page) or Knight Museum in Alliance (Box Butte County page. Please send a generous donation & SASE. Ordering copy must be done by snail mail.
Individual biographies were typed and sent by Carol Britton (Thomas Moore), Nina Clark (John L. Roseberry), Chris Geis (Alonzo McMichael), Alan Williams (James Wright) and H. Morris (Frank E. McLain).
CHAPTER VI.MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL MATTERS.
BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL begins on page 123.
June 1998: Portions of a different
book have been received, titled "Compendium
of History, Reminiscence and Biography of NEBRASKA", published
by this same company in 1912. Please note the word "western" is missing
from that title. The entire first page of Chapter 4 in that book, matches
the first page of Chapter 4 in this book (with some exceptions in capitalization).
Our current suspicion is that the general history portions of the two books
are the same. The biographies listed are DIFFERENT. We will concentrate
on reproducing the biographical material of both books.